Team Category: ELL/Student Support

Megan Juhan – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Megan Juhan and this is my eighth year as a teacher. This is my third year at KCIA. I previously taught two years of Kindergarten in Houston, Texas, and five years here in Kansas City. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2013 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education […]

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Gracie Larcher – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Gracie Larcher and this will be my fourth year teaching first grade at KCIA. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Kansas in 2017 and this past May I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a master’s in English Language Learners. I have an undeniable […]

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Lauren Chadwick – Elementary ELL Specialist

Hello! My name is Lauren Chadwick. This will be my fifth year in education. Last May, I graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education K-12. My husband […]

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Renda Duncan – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Renda Duncan and I am a 4th/5th Sheltered classroom teacher at Kansas City International Academy. I began my career in education in 2010 teaching Kindergarten for 3 years in the North Kansas City School District. I then taught 1st grade for 4 years in the North Kansas City School District. I earned […]

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Karen Duffner – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Karen Duffner and I am entering my 17th year of education, all at KCIA! I have a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Webster University and Teaching English Language Learners Certification from the University of Central Missouri. I am in the process […]

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Paige Rahman – Elementary ELL Specialist

My name is Paige Rahman and I am the 5th Grade ELL Specialist and Newcomer ELL Teacher. This begins my 23rd year of teaching. I have taught Special Education for two years in Richmond, MO; 4th Grade for 7 years on the island of Saipan, and Sheltered ELL in grades 2-6 in Kansas City in […]

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